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ABC
Sep 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
more this weekend. mitt romney already holding mock debates. and look at this tonight. do you remember this face? the question from this voter? it was a turning point in a debate from years ago and when you hear her, you'll likely remember it. tonight, how both campaigns are trying to avoid debate pitfalls. >> we will win ohio. >> we've got to win in virginia. >> reporter: after chasing each other through the same states, now, they're preparing for the same stage. the president heads to nevada for debate prep. rom flee, holding mock debates. and tonight, in an effort to lowe expectations, each campaign lavishing praise on the other guy. a senior romney adviser writing "president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker and is widely regarded as one of the most communicators." the obama campaign saying that romney will be disciplined and aggressive, pointing to the 20 debates romney had in the primaries. as we said before, debates can hinge on one moment. >> how has the national debt personally affected each of your lives and if it hasn't, how can you honestly find a cure for the economic pro
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm EDT
and president bush had a very different judgment. >> reporter: mitt romney and president obama are no strangers to debates. combined participated in dozens of debates over the past two election cycles. a lot is at stake this wednesday in denver. >> i would put medicare and social security in a lock box. >> reporter: in 2000, algore held an 8 point lead over george bush before the first debate. right after his lead vanished, the two were tied at 43. this year, each side is making efforts to lower expectations. this memo obtained, is written by romney advisor, beth meyers, she talks glowingly about the president's debate record, siting where americans declared him the winner over john mccain each time. you make your opponent out to be unbeatable, regardless of what is said, you can declare a victory of sorts. >> how are the candidates getting ready for the weekend? >> reporter: there is going to be a lot of studying going this weekend, mitt romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
. the president has fund-raisers in washington. mitt romney will be in pennsylvania and massachusetts. and as abc's karen travers reports, both campaigns are sizing up the latest numbers on where they stand. >> reporter: there are two ways the presidential election can be viewed. one, american. one vote. that adds up on election day to the national popular vote. >> i think as you look at the national polls, i'm tied in the national polls. >> reporter: those national polls do show a dead-heat. neither candidate has been able to really open up and sustain a significant lead. but that's not how a presidential election is won. it all comes down to the electoral college. each state assigned a number of votes. the process became infamous during the 2000 race between george w. bush and al gore. gore won the popular vote. but bush won the electoral college after a bitter legal battle. so, the fight for the white house comes down to a handful of states where the candidates are focusing the bulk of their time and resources. ohio getting the most attention. frequent campaign stops and tons of television ads
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
could be a make-or-break first debate for mitt romney. abc's david muir is just back from traveling with the romney campaign. he's here with us now, for an inside look at how both campaigns are preparing for the showdown. >> reporter: this is always fun and predictable. both sides are already trying to lower expectations. the obama campaign arguing in five of the last six debates, the challengers were perceived the winners. romney's had a lot of practice. as you'll see, the romney camp, painting the president as a master orator. through ohio and virginia, this morning, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in recent history. the governor had the same with us. >> he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
are reporting that barack obama masks are outselling mitt romney masks by 34%. and the numbers are potentially significant because mask sales have correctly predicted the winner of the last four elections. and i -- it's not really fair because with the obama mask, you don't have the to carry a bag around when you trick our treat. you can store the candy in the ears. [ laughter ] i personally don't care which one of these masks is more popular. i'm more interested in receiving which one does a better job of scaring our security guard adelina. this is adelina. she guards the door outside my office. needless to say, i feel very protected when she's around. she's a perfect test subject for this. she has big reactions to everything. let's find out which presidential candidate's mask scared adelina the most today. great. we start with president obama. hiding in the closet behind adelina. she's enjoying her coffee. and her 14th snack of the day. she does not know what's happening. and -- >> obama! obama! >> jimmy: round two. mitt romney. here comes mitt. and -- mitt romney is now -- she's talking to
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
battleground states include vag va where he is ahead by 4 points. romney told abc's david muir, he is not deterred by the numbers. >> well i am very pleased with some polls. less so with other polls. frankly at this early stage. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: it is not really early. in fact, voting is already under way. voters in iowa started heading to the polls. next tuesday voters in ohio can do the same. that's why the president's latest ad where he is speaking directly to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates. speeches, and more ads. but if i could sit down with you in your living room, or around the kitchen table, here's what i would say. >> reporter: for many americans now is the time when they lock down their vote. with presidential debates beginning next week, the candidates are really running out of time to keep making their case. john, sunny, back to you. >> karen, thank you. to a developing story out of men an his. we are getting new information on a deadly work place shooting. the gunman opened fire at a company th
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